SB 1.2.34

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SB 1.2.34

Speaker: Ramananda Dasa

December 10, 2012

SB 1.2.34  — Thus the Lord of the universes maintains all planets inhabited by demigods, men and lower animals. Assuming the roles of incarnations, He performs pastimes to reclaim those in the mode of pure goodness.

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SB 1.2.33

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SB 1.2.33

Speaker:Ananda Caitanya Prabhu

December 7, 2012

SB 1.2.33 — The Supersoul enters into the bodies of the created beings who are influenced by the modes of material nature and causes them to enjoy the effects of these modes by the subtle mind.

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SB 1.2.32

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SB 1.2.32

Speaker:Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

December 6, 2012

SB 1.2.32 — The Lord, as Supersoul, pervades all things, just as fire permeates wood, and so He appears to be of many varieties, though He is the absolute one without a second.

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SB 1.2.31

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SB 1.2.31

Speaker: Gandhari Devi

December 5, 2012

SB 1.2.31 — After creating the material substance, the Lord [Vāsudeva] expands Himself and enters into it. And although He is within the material modes of nature and appears to be one of the created beings, He is always fully enlightened in His transcendental position.

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SB 1.2.30

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SB 1.2.30

Speaker: Damayanti Devi

December 4, 2012

SB 1.2.30 — In the beginning of the material creation, that Absolute Personality of Godhead [Vāsudeva], in His transcendental position, created the energies of cause and effect by His own internal energy.

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SB 1.2.28-29

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SB 1.2.28-29

Speaker: Gaudacandra Prabhu

December 3, 2012

SB 1.2.28-29 — In the revealed scriptures, the ultimate object of knowledge is Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead. The purpose of performing sacrifice is to please Him. Yoga is for realizing Him. All fruitive activities are ultimately rewarded by Him only. He is supreme knowledge, and all severe austerities are performed to know Him. Religion [dharma] is rendering loving service unto Him. He is the supreme goal of life.

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SB 1.2.27

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SB 1.2.27

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

November 30, 2012

SB 1.2.27 — Those who are in the modes of passion and ignorance worship those in the same category — namely the forefathers, other living beings and the demigods who are in charge of cosmic activities — for they are urged by a desire to be materially benefited with women, wealth, power and progeny.

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SB 1.2.25

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SB 1.2.25

Speaker: Girigovardhana Prabhu

November 28, 2012

SB 1.2.25 — Previously all the great sages rendered service unto the Personality of Godhead due to His existence above the three modes of material nature. They worshiped Him to become free from material conditions and thus derive the ultimate benefit. Whoever follows such great authorities is also eligible for liberation from the material world.

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SB 1.2.24

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SB 1.2.24

Speaker: Madan Mohan Prabhu

November 27, 2012

SB 1.2.24 — Firewood is a transformation of earth, but smoke is better than the raw wood. And fire is still better, for by fire we can derive the benefits of superior knowledge [through Vedic sacrifices]. Similarly, passion [rajas] is better than ignorance [tamas], but goodness [sattva] is best because by goodness one can come to realize the Absolute Truth.

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SB 1.2.23

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SB 1.2.23

Speaker: Dhanesvara Prabhu

November 26, 2012

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SB 1.2.22

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SB 1.2.22

Speaker: Gandhari Devi

November 23, 2012

SB 1.2.22 — Certainly, therefore, since time immemorial, all transcendentalists have been rendering devotional service to Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead, with great delight, because such devotional service is enlivening to the self.

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SB 1.2.21

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SB 1.2.21

Speaker:Ramananda Dasa

November 22, 2012

SB 1.2.21 — Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all misgivings are cut to pieces. The chain of fruitive actions is terminated when one sees the self as master.

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SB 1.2.20

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SB 1.2.20

Speaker: Sankarsana Prabhu

November 21, 2012

SB 1.2.20 — Thus established in the mode of unalloyed goodness, the man whose mind has been enlivened by contact with devotional service to the Lord gains positive scientific knowledge of the Personality of Godhead in the stage of liberation from all material association.

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SB 1.2.19

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SB 1.2.19

Speaker:Damayanti Devi

November 20, 2012

SB 1.2.19 — As soon as irrevocable loving service is established in the heart, the effects of nature’s modes of passion and ignorance, such as lust, desire and hankering, disappear from the heart. Then the devotee is established in goodness, and he becomes completely happy.

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SB 1.2.18

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SB 1.2.18

Speaker:Gaudacandra Prabhu

November 19, 2012

SB 1.2.18 — By regular attendance in classes on the Bhāgavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact.

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SB 1.2.17

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SB 1.2.17

Speaker:HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

November 15, 2012

SB 1.2.17 — Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead, who is the Paramātmā [Supersoul] in everyone’s heart and the benefactor of the truthful devotee, cleanses desire for material enjoyment from the heart of the devotee who has developed the urge to hear His messages, which are in themselves virtuous when properly heard and chanted.

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SB 1.2.16

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SB 1.2.16

Speaker:Girigovardhana Prabhu

November 14, 2012

SB 1.2.16 — O twice-born sages, by serving those devotees who are completely freed from all vice, great service is done. By such service, one gains affinity for hearing the messages of Vāsudeva.

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SB 1.2.15

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SB 1.2.15

Speaker:Narahari Prabhu

November 13, 2012

SB 1.2.15 — With sword in hand, intelligent men cut through the binding knots of reactionary work [karma] by remembering the Personality of Godhead. Therefore, who will not pay attention to His message?

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SB 1.2.14

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SB 1.2.14

Speaker:Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

November 12, 2012

SB 1.2.14 — Therefore, with one-pointed attention, one should constantly hear about, glorify, remember and worship the Personality of Godhead, who is the protector of the devotees.

November 12, 2012

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SB 1.2.13

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SB 1.2.13

Speaker:Narahari Prabhu

November 9, 2012

SB 1.2.13 — O best among the twice-born, it is therefore concluded that the highest perfection one can achieve by discharging the duties prescribed for one’s own occupation according to caste divisions and orders of life is to please the Personality of Godhead.

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SB 1.2.12

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SB 1.2.12

Speaker:Hanumatpresaka Swami

November 8, 2012

 

SB 1.2.12 — The seriously inquisitive student or sage, well equipped with knowledge and detachment, realizes that Absolute Truth by rendering devotional service in terms of what he has heard from the Vedānta-śruti.

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SB 1.2.11

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SB 1.2.11

Speaker:Dhanesvara Prabhu

November 7, 2012

SB 1.2.11 — Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth call this nondual substance Brahman, Paramātmā or Bhagavān.

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SB 1.2.10

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SB 1.2.10

Speaker: Damayanti Devi

November 6, 2012

SB 1.2.10 — Life’s desires should never be directed toward sense gratification. One should desire only a healthy life, or self-preservation, since a human being is meant for inquiry about the Absolute Truth. Nothing else should be the goal of one’s works.

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SB 1.2.9

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SB 1.2.9

Speaker:Gaudacandra Prabhu

November 5, 2012

SB 1.2.9 — All occupational engagements are certainly meant for ultimate liberation. They should never be performed for material gain. Furthermore, according to sages, one who is engaged in the ultimate occupational service should never use material gain to cultivate sense gratification.

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SB 1.2.8

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SB 1.2.8

Speaker: Madan Mohan Prabhu

November 2, 2012

SB 1.2.8 — The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.

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SB 1.2.7

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SB 1.2.7

Speaker: Ramananda Dasa

November 1, 2012

SB 1.2.7 — By rendering devotional service unto the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, one immediately acquires causeless knowledge and detachment from the world.

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SB 1.2.6

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SB 1.2.6

Speaker:Girigovardhana Prabhu

October 31, 2012

SB 1.2.6 — The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self.

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SB 1.2.5

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SB 1.2.5

Speaker: Suresvara Prabhu

October 30, 2012

SB 1.2.5 — O sages, I have been justly questioned by you. Your questions are worthy because they relate to Lord Kṛṣṇa and so are of relevance to the world’s welfare. Only questions of this sort are capable of completely satisfying the self.

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SB 1.2.4

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SB 1.2.4

Speaker: Ramananda Dasa
October 29, 2012

SB 1.2.4 — Before reciting this Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which is the very means of conquest, one should offer respectful obeisances unto the Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, unto Nara-nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi, the supermost human being, unto mother Sarasvatī, the goddess of learning, and unto Śrīla Vyāsadeva, the author.

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SB 1.2.3

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SB 1.2.3

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

October 26, 2012

SB 1.2.3 — Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto him [Śuka], the spiritual master of all sages, the son of Vyāsadeva, who, out of his great compassion for those gross materialists who struggle to cross over the darkest regions of material existence, spoke this most confidential supplement to the cream of Vedic knowledge, after having personally assimilated it by experience.

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